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Canadian military preparing for possible evacuation from Lebanon

Canadian military preparing for possible evacuation from Lebanon

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces said Friday it is getting ready for the possibility that it will need to help bring Canadians out of Lebanon, as Israel began evacuating a large town near its own northern border with that country.
Saskatchewan legislature passes pronoun bill in special sitting

Saskatchewan legislature passes pronoun bill in special sitting

REGINA — A controversial bill on the use of pronouns by school students received final approval in the Saskatchewan legislature and was passed into law Friday.
Canada's Christine Sinclair retiring from international soccer at end of the year

Canada's Christine Sinclair retiring from international soccer at end of the year

After leading Canada to gold at the Tokyo Olympics in August 2021, captain Christine Sinclair came to a realization. "After Tokyo, deep down inside, I knew I didn't want to play in Paris," she said, referencing the 2024 Olympics.
Poilievre calls on Ottawa to block RBC's $13.5B takeover of HSBC Canada

Poilievre calls on Ottawa to block RBC's $13.5B takeover of HSBC Canada

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is calling for the federal government to block Royal Bank of Canada's $13.5-billion takeover of HSBC Canada as a way to help with housing affordability.
Israel-Hamas war: How to avoid misinformation when sharing imagery on social media

Israel-Hamas war: How to avoid misinformation when sharing imagery on social media

As the war between Israel and Hamas rages on, fact-checkers have stressed the need to be careful when recirculating photos and videos seen on social media that purport to illustrate the violence on the ground.
Banning plastic waste exports won't solve the world's plastic trash woes: Guilbeault

Banning plastic waste exports won't solve the world's plastic trash woes: Guilbeault

The mountains of trash from foreign countries seen piling up around homes and temples in Myanmar are renewing calls for Canada and other wealthy countries to deal with their own plastic garbage at home, instead of exporting waste — and the problem — to the developing world.
Quebec eyes construction industry shakeup to boost housing, infrastructure projects

Quebec eyes construction industry shakeup to boost housing, infrastructure projects

MONTREAL — How many workers does it take to shift a wall in Quebec? Too many, says Isabelle Rinfret of construction and real estate management company Arvisais, based roughly 95 kilometres northeast of Montreal, in Louiseville, Que.
In the news today: Canada removes 41 diplomats from India after immunity threats

In the news today: Canada removes 41 diplomats from India after immunity threats

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today...
Edmonton police cancel Amber Alert after woman found safe

Edmonton police cancel Amber Alert after woman found safe

EDMONTON — Police in Edmonton have cancelled an Amber Alert for a 40-year-old woman who is blind and non-verbal after she was found safe. Edmonton police had said the woman was abducted in a stolen vehicle in the evening.
Canada has pulled most envoys out of India due to diplomatic immunity threats: Joly

Canada has pulled most envoys out of India due to diplomatic immunity threats: Joly

OTTAWA — Canada has removed most of its diplomatic presence from India after New Delhi threatened to strip diplomatic immunities from them and their families, Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly said Thursday.